Sunday Dec. 2
3 Inches of Blood, Huntress, the Hookers, On Enemy Soil, Weresquatch
[MUSIC] Thereâs been plenty of ballyhoo on the Internet about Huntress lead vocalist Jill Janus. Her image as a scantily clad witch-princess and her former gig as a Playboy Bunny have caused many to scoff at her metal bandsâ credentials and rapid rise to fame. But if youâve seen the band live, or done your homework, youâll find Janus has had a lifelong love affair with metal, coupled with an operatic four-octave vocal range. Some bands are independently wealthy, some have a booking agent in the group and others just happen to have a stunning knockout for a singer. There should be no shame in using your assets, so long as the music comes first. NATHAN CARSON. Hawthorne Theatre, 3862 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 233- 7100. 8 pm. $13 advance, $15 day of show. All Ages.
Lawrence Arabia, Andrew Keoghan
[MUSIC] New Zealander James Milneâs brilliant 2009 release Chant Darling is the ultimate how-to on melodic pop. The songwriting mind behind Lawrence Arabia toured extensively in the recordâs wake, never developing the sizable fan base we all thought he deserved. With new album The Sparrow, Milne expresses his disgust with Pro Tools and moves toward the minimalist. Echoing the elegant sparseness of Serge Gainsbourg and the chilling musical tension of David Byrne, Milne has made another lasting impressionâthough, this time, itâs a bit darker, a bit eerier and a bit more orchestral. MARK STOCK. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., 288-3895. 9 pm. $10. 21+.